Marseille, by Daniel Young, is a delightfully charming book. Located in the South of France, Marseille is the Mediterranean capital of food, fashion, literature, music, dance, film, and theater. Young provides the reader
with great detail on the history of Marseille, its people and contributions to the culinary world; for example, bouillabaisse, the celebrated fisherman’s stew. Young also gives insight into the everyday lives of
Marseille's residents, giving the reader a greater sense of the region and feel for its cuisine. It is evident after reading this
book that one's palette is not totally refined until one has visited this beautiful Southern France location and feasted on authentic bouillabaisse, known as
Bouillabaisse Marseillaise. Each recipe is uncomplicated, very easy to read and delicious!
Chef Jean-Michel Minguella prepares his
Bouillabaisse with vive, a Mediterranean rockfish. There are as many
recipes in Marseille as there are grandmothers. Everyone has their
secret blend of fish and ingredients. Something you can count on in
the Bouillabaisse is fish, tomatoes, saffron, tomatoes and fennel.